World Church News May 2018

The Methodist Church
May 2018

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In this edition of World Church News, we read of times of joy and pain in Papua New Guinea, moving moments in Jerusalem, promising change in Pakistan and more.

Joy and pain


In January, the Revd Michaela Youngson, President Designate of the Methodist Conference, visited the United Church of Papua New Guinea. Read more

Pakistan: New Fatwa aims to curb terrorism


Those who make unfounded complaints of blasphemy often do so purely for personal gain; many cases, however, spring from a misguided religious extremism. For this reason a recent ruling by Muslim leaders in Pakistan, the Paigham-e-Pakistan Fatwa, is being seen by many as a helpful, historic step. Read more

The differing worlds of Israel/Palestine

Lying in bed at night I often hear the sounds of stun grenades, tear gas or even live fire. Read more


Rebuilding in Haiti


The Eglise Metodiste d’Haiti (EMH) has had much to do over the last 18 months since hurricane Matthew. Read more

Laston Chewe’s term as UCZ’s Internal Auditor ends

The United Church in Zambia (UCZ) is the largest protestant church in the country. Previously, volunteer lay members (the majority of whom had no accounting qualifications) managed its finances, and mistakes and dishonesty were observed in a number of congregations.  Read more


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